Presentations

REGIONAL, NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL

(Total = 119)

01. Thomas, R. K., Jr., & Osborne, R. T. (1964). Intelligence and socio-economic status: A longitudinal study with W.I.S.C. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Lexington, KY.

02. Rollins, J. B., Thomas, R. K., Jr., & Remley, N. R. (1965). An investigation of drive summation in a water runway. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

03. Thomas, R. K., Jr. (1966). Immediate and subsequent effects of brain damage in rats. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

04. Thomas, R. K., Jr., King, F. A., & Roberts, L. (1968). Classical conditioning in normal and prefrontal lesioned squirrel monkeys. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Roanoke, VA.

05. Thomas, R. K., Jr. (1968). Problems and procedures in correlating electrical brain activity with cognition. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Roanoke, VA.

06. Davis, J. W., & Thomas, R. K., Jr. (1969). Interactions of scopolamine and phvsostigmine with ECS and one-trial learning Southeastern Psychological Association. Roanoke, VA.

07. Thomas, R. K., Jr. (1969). Problems and techniques in relating the EEG to psychometric measures of intelligence. Gatlinburg Conference on Mental Retardation, Gatlinburg, TN.

08. Thomas, R. K., Jr., & Noble, C. S. (1969). Oddity problem learning in the squirrel monkey. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Miami, FL.

09. Barge, E. M., Jr., & Thomas, R. K., Jr. (1969). Conditional discrimination learning in the squirrel monkey. Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO.

10. Thomas, R. K., Jr. (1969). Caudate nucleus lesions and avoidance conditioning in the squirrel monkey. Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, Mo.

11. Combs, A. L., Ray, A. B., & Thomas, R. K., Jr. (1970). An investigation of leg flexion avoidance conditioning in caudate lesioned rats. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Durham, NC.

12. Session, G. R., & Thomas, R. K., Jr. (1970). Dorsomedial thalamic lesions and avoidance conditioning in squirrel monkeys. Southern Society for Philosophy & Psychology, Durham, NC.

13. Thomas, R. K., Jr. (1970, April). The frontal lobe system and conditioning in the squirrel monkey. Southern Anthropological Society, Athens, GA.

14. Thomas, R. K., Jr. (1971). Visual evoked response analysis: Some cautionary remarks . Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Athens, GA.

15. Mitcham, J. C., & Thomas, R. K., Jr. (1971). Comparisons of substantia nigra and caudate nucleus lesions on three learning measures in rats. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

16. Boyd, M. G., & Thomas, R. K., Jr. (1972). A comparative investigation of oddity learning set in two species of New World monkeys. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, St. Louis, MO.

17. Davis, J. W., & Thomas, R. K., Jr. (1972). Acquisition of one-way avoidance in rats as correlated with alterations of brain acetylcholine activity. American Psychological Association.

18. Becker, R. C., & Thomas, R. K. (1973). An investigation of the effects of ventral anterior and ventromedial thalmic and substantia nigra lesions on avoidance learning in the rat. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Knoxville, TN.

19. Thomas, R. K., & Ray, A. B. (1973). Comparisons of neocortical, thalamic and caudate nucleus lesions on leg flexion avoidance learning in the monkey. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Knoxville, TN.

20. Knowles, V. S., & Thomas, R. K. (1973). A comparison of the effects of parietal and medial-frontal lesions in Lashley's Maze III and a spatial reversal task. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Knoxville, TN.

21. Prewett, M. J., & Thomas, R. K. (1973). Interactions of ECS and circadian rhythms on one-way avoidance learning in rats. Southeastern Psychological Association. New Orleans, LA.

22. Mendoza, J. E., & Thomas, R. K. (1973). An investigation of the effects of posterior parietal and frontal neocortical lesions in the squirrel monkey. American Psychological Association.

23. Czerny, P., & Thomas, R. K. (1974). A preliminary investigation of conservation in the squirrel monkey. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Tampa, FL.

24. Thomas, R. K. (1974). The definition of posterior association cortex in the rat. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Tampa, FL.

25. Thomas, R. K., & Kerr, R. S. (1975). Conditional discrimination in the squirrel monkey: An improved method. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

26. Thomas, R. K., & Peay, L. (1975). Length judgments by the squirrel monkey: Evidence for conservation? Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

27. Thomas, R. K., & Crosby, T. N. (1976). Concrete and abstract class concepts in squirrel monkeys. Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO.

28. McDaniel, W. F., McDaniel, S. E., & Thomas, R. K. (1977). Neuroanatomical projections to the temporal cortex of the rat: Nissl and horseradish peroxidase methods. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Nashville, TN.

29. Thomas, R. K. (1977). A theory of conceptual behavior for human and nonhuman animals. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Nashville, TN.

30. Thomas, R. K., & Ingram, D. K. (1977). Ordinal volume judgments by squirrel monkeys. Psychonomic Society, Washington, DC.

31. Thomas, R. K., & Fowlkes, D. (1978). Conceptual number judgments by squirrel monkeys. Psychonomic Society, San Antonio, TX.

32. Gammon, W. D., & Thomas, R. K. (1978). Interactive effects of ACh-affecting treatments and learning. Psychonomic Society, San Antonio, TX.

33. Thomas, R. K. (1979). Evolution of intelligence: An approach to its assessment. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Norfolk, VA.

34. Thomas, R. K., & Chase, L. (1980). Relative numerousness judgments by squirrel monkeys. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Luoisville, KY.

35. Thomas, R. K., & Chase, L. (1980). Oddity and dimension-abstracted oddity (DAO) in the squirrel monkey. American Society of Primatologists, Greensboro, NC.

36. Thomas, R. K. (1980). The assessment of primate intelligence. Invited participation in symposium on "Comparative Psychology," VIII International Congress of Primatology. Corigliano and Firenze, Italy.

37. Thomas, R. K., & Frost, T. (1981). Oddity and dimension-abstracted oddity in squirrel monkeys. Psychonomic Society, Philadelphia, PA. [Note: This was a different study from the one of similar title in 1980.]

38. Thomas, R. K. (1982). Animals' conceptual use of logical operations. Invited participation at "Conference on Language, Reasoning and Inference," University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

39. Thomas, R, K. (1982). Using the Piagetian approach with animals: A critical analysis. Invited participation in symposium on "Comparative neurobehavioral ontogeny: Implications of the Piagetian approach for the evolution of intelligence, language, tool-use and the brain" in conjunction with IX International Congress of Primatology, Atlanta, GA.

40. Noble, L. M., & Thomas, R. K. (1983). An investigation of oddity learning in the rat. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

41. Terrell, D., & Thomas, R. K. (1983). Conceptual discrimination of polygons by squirrel monkeys. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

42. Burdyn, L. E., & Thomas, R. K. (1983). Conditional discrimination with conceptual simultaneous and successive cues. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

43. Thomas, R. K. (1983). Vertebrate intelligence: A review of laboratory studies. Invited presentation at the Animal Intelligence Symposium sponsored by the National Zoological Park and Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

44. Burdyn, L. E., & Thomas, R. K. (1984). Long-term memory for conceptual conditional discrimination. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Columbia, SC.

45. Shreves, L., & Thomas, R. K. (1984). Long-term memory for conceptual oddity and dimension-abstracted oddity (DAO) in squirrel monkeys. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Columbia, SC.

46. Noble, L. M., & Thomas, R. K. (1984). Oddity and dimension-abstracted oddity (DAO) in humans. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Columbia, SC.

47. Walden, E. L., & Thomas, R. K. (1984). An investigation of seriation in squirrel monkeys. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Columbia, SC.

48. Thomas, R. K. (1984). The use of number by animals. Invited contribution to the Conference on the Perceptual and Learning Abilities of Primates sponsored by the Primate Society of Great Britain and held at the University of Manchester.

49. Thomas, R. K. (1986). The squirrel monkey's place in the cognitive world of primates. Invited presentation in the symposium, Continuities and Discontinuities in Cognitive Performance Within the Primates, Zentrum fur interdisziplinare Forschung, University of Bielefeld, Germany. Professor George Ettlinger, Organizer.

50. Thomas, R. K. (1986). Conceptual behavior in nonhuman animals: What evidence is necessary? Invited presentation in the symposium, Current Topics on Cognitive Behaviour of Monkeys, XI Congress of the International Primatological Society, Gottingen, Germany. A. M. Schrier and G. Ettlinger, Organizers.

51. Thomas, R. K. (1986). Comparative conceptual behavior in humans and squirrel monkeys. Invited presentation for the Cognitive Studies Group of the Institute for Behavioral Research, University of Georgia.

52. Thomas, R. K. (1987). Squirrel monkeys, concepts, and logic. Invited presentation for the Interdisciplinary Conference on Minds: Natural and Artificial, University of Georgia. (Although local, this included such nationally prominent participants as Ulric Neisser and Paul Churchland and was published by the SUNY Press; see among Chapters in publications list.)

53. Thomas, R. K. (1988). Methodological missteps make percepts of concepts. Invited presentation in symposium on Numerical Processes in Animals and Children, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Miami, FL.

54. Thomas, R. K. (1988). Comparing monkeys and humans on conceptual oddity and sameness-difference tasks. Invited presentation in symposium on Primate Perspectives on Human Cognition, American Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

55. Thomas, R. K. (1988). Learning set: Retrospective and prospective. Invited presentation in symposium on Primate Learning and Cognition: A Symposium in Memory of Allan M. Schrier, American Society of Primatologists, New Orleans, LA.

56. Palmer, J. A. & Thomas, R. K. (1988). Natural concepts in the squirrel monkey. American Society of Primatologists, New Orleans, LA.

57. Thomas, R.K. (1988). Conceptual behavior in animals. Invited seminar. Columbia University, New York City.

58. Thomas, R.K. (1988). Faculty evaluation in a University Department of Psychology. Invited Presentation, Annual Meeting, Southeastern Heads of Departments of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

59. Thomas, R. K. (1989). Conceptual behavior and learning set formation. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

60. Thomas, R. K. (1989). Anecdotes cannot be used as evidence. Invited presentation in symposium, Anthropomorphism and Anecdotalism, Animal Behavior Society, Highland Heights, KY.

61. Steirn, J. N. & Thomas, R. K. (1989). Human performances on conceptual oddity and sameness-difference tasks. Psychonomic Society, Atlanta, GA.

62. Thomas, R. K. (1990). The likely processes animals use to make number judgments. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Louisville, KY.

63. Thomas, R. K. (1990). The assessment of animal intelligence. Invited colloquium, Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Krakov, Poland.

64. Thomas, R. K. (1990). Animals' use of number: A prototype matching interpretation. Invited presentation, Psychology and Cognitive Science Research Group. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland.

65. Thomas, R. K. (1990). Primates' conceptual use of number: Ecological perspectives and psychological processes. Invited symposium presentation, XIII Congress of the International Primatological Society. Kyoto, Japan.

66. Thomas, R. K. (1990). Monkeys, Humans, Concepts, and Logic. Invited colloquium, Behavioral Sciences Branch, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, D.C.

67. Thomas, R. K., Phillips, J. A., & Young, C. D. (1990). Numerousness judgments by Homo sapiens in a species-comparative context. Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA.

68. Thomas, R. K. (1991). Numerical competence in animals: A conservative view. Invited presentation for the Spring 1991 Symposium Series on Animal Cognition: "Can Animals Count?" Sponsored by The City University of New York's Ph.D. Programs in Biopsychology and Biology, Hunter College, The City College, and The Graduate School.

69. Thomas, R. K. (1991). Misuse of conditional reasoning in animal research with special reference to evolution of language. Southern Society for Philosophy & Psychology, Atlanta,GA.

70. Phillips, J. A., Thomas, R. K., & Young, C. D. (1991). Purported sex differences in mathematical abilities do not extend to visual number judgments. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

71. Thomas, R. K. (1991). Comparative cognition: Monkeys and humans. Invited. European Association for the Study of Animal Behavior, Easter Conference. Manchester, England.

72. Thomas, R. K. (1991). Monkeys, Humans, Intelligence, and Concepts. Invited symposium presentation for the meeting of the American Psychological Society, Washington, D.C.

73. Thomas, R. K. & Young, C. D. (1992). A Note on the History of Electrical Stimulation of the Human Brain. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Memphis, TN.

74. Thomas, R. K. (1992). Noncounting numerical processes used by monkeys and humans. Invited presentation in symposium titled Comparative Analysis of Primate Cognition, 25th International Congress of Psychology, Brussels, Belgium.

75. Thomas, R. K. & Young, C. D. (1993). Shepherd Ivory Franz: SSPP's 5th President. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

76.Young, C.D., & Thomas, R.K. (1993). A critical examination of whether prefrontal cortex dopamine activation (PFC DA) induces "coping" or "anxiety." SSPP, New Orleans, LA.

77. Thomas, R. K. (1993). Potpourri: History of Psychology. Regents Academic Advisory Committee for Psychology, Savannah, GA.

78. Thomas, R. K. (1994, April). A Retrospective and Prospective Critique of Animal Cognition. Paper presented at the meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta.

79. Thomas, R. K. & Young, C. D. (1994, April). Shepherd Ivory Franz (1874-1933): Contributions to Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Paper presented at the meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

80. Thomas, R. K. (1994, June). Shepherd Ivory Franz (1874-1933), His St. Elizabeths' Years (1907-1924), and the Course in Neuropsychiatry. Paper presented at the The Jean Pierre Flourens (1794-1994) Bicentennial History Conference held in conjunction with the 1994 meeting of the Cheiron Society, Montreal, Canada.

81. Thomas, R. K. (1994, September). An Approach to Cognitive Assessment Applicable to All Vertebrates. Invited presentation for the symposium "Models in Cognitive Behavioural Pharmacology" at the meeting of the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society, Berlin, GERMANY.

82. Thomas, R. K. (1995, June). Pavlov Was "Mugged". 1995 meeting of the Cheiron Society, Brunswick, ME. [NOTE: Cheiron is the international society devoted to the study of the history of the behavioral sciences and social sciences, and its meetings are held in the USA and other countries.]

83. Thomas, R. K. (1995, March). A History of the Psychology Department at the University of Georgia. 1995 meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Savannah, GA.

84. Thomas, R. K. (1995, April). Invited Commentary on Karl Pribram's Presentation, "Brain and the Variety of Conscious Experience. 1995 meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Virginia Beach, VA.

85. Young, C. D. and Thomas, R. K. (1995, April). Shepherd Ivory Franz, Psychologist, and William Alanson White, Psychiatrist: Accord and Discord. 1995 meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Virginia Beach, VA.

86. Thomas, R. K. (1995, April). Pavlov's Bell. 1995 meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Virginia Beach, VA.

87. Bailey, A.M. and Thomas, R. K. (1996, August). An investigation of oddity concept learning in rats. 1996 meeting of the International Society of Comparative Psychology, Montreal, CA

88. Thomas, R. K., Philips, J.A., and Young, C. D. (1996, August). Comparative cognition: Human numerousness judgments. 1996 meeting of the International Society of Comparative Psychology, Montreal CA.

89. Thomas, R.K. (1996, August). Lloyd Morgan's canon and the law of parsimony. 1996 meeting of the International Society of Comparative Psychology, Montreal, CA.

90. Boeglin, J. And Thomas, R. K. (1996, August). Where does the term "neuropsychology" come from? Meeting of the XXVI International Congress of Psychology, Montreal, CA.

91. Thomas, R. K. (1997, January). Animal consciousness and animal Rights. Invited presentation for Honors Winter Colloquium at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

92, Thomas, R.K. (1997, March). Celestia Susannah Parrish. Invited presentation for "Key Barkley Symposium on the History of Psychology." Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

93. Thomas, R.K. (1997, March). The resurrection and redemption of George John Romanes' anthropomorphism and anecdotalism. Invited presentation in the symposium "History of Comparative Psychology." Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

94. Thomas, R.K. (1997, June). Two contrasting views regarding the discovery of the speech center and recognition of its importance for the theory of localization of brain function. Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Richmond, VA.

95. Thomas, R.K. (1998, March). Animal research in cognitive neuroscience: A road poorly traveled. Invited presentation in the symposium "Cognitive Paradigms in Basic Neuroscience: The Interface of Human and Animal Models." Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Mobile, AL.

96. Thomas, R.K. (1998, March). Pavlovian conditioning, comparative learning, and William T. James. Invited presentation in the symposium "History of Psychology: The Study of Conditioning in the Southeastern United States." Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Mobile, AL.

97. Thomas, R.K. (1998, April). Austin Southwick Edwards (1885-1976). Invited presentation in the Key Barkley Symposia on the History of Psychology in the South which in 1998 will have presentations on former presidents of SSPP. Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

98. Thomas, R. K. (1998, April). Francis Cecil Sumner: First Black American Psychologist and Member of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Meeting the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

99. Baker, D. A., & Thomas, R. K. (1998, April). Human numerousness judgments in a comparative context: An extended replication. Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, LA

100. Thomas, R. K. (1999, April). Hazards of "Emergentism" in Psychology. Contribution to symposium, Controversial Issues in Psychology: The Role of Emergent Processes, held in conjunction with the meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Louisville, KY.

101. Thomas R. K. (1999, April). Shepherd Ivory Franz and "Plagiarism" of Franz's Research by Kalischer. Invited presentation in symposium, History of Psychology in the South, held in conjunction with the meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Louisville, KY.

102. Thomas, R. K., (1999, August). "Learning to learn:" Gregory Bateson, Harry Harlow, Robert Yerkes, and Others. Invited presentation in symposium, Animal Cognition in Historical Perspective, held in conjunction with the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

103. Thomas, R. K. (2000, April). Assessing Animal Intelligence. Presidential address. Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

104. Thomas, R. K. (2001, April). Assessing Comparable Cognitive Processing Abilities in Rats, Monkeys, and Humans. Meeting of District IV, American Association of Laboratory Animal Science, Athens, GA.

105. Thomas, R. K., & Cynkus, J. (2001, April). George John Romanes (1848-1894: More About How Romanes' Reputation Was Diminished. Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

106. Thomas, R. K. (2002, March). Lloyd Morgan Canon: A History of Misrepresentation. Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Nashville, TN.

107. Schmidt, M. S., & Thomas, R. K. (2002, March). Human Numerousness Judgments: Control for Density and Area/Brightness Cues. Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Nashville, TN.

108. Thomas, R. K. (2003, April). Crawford W. Long's Discovery of Anesthetic Ether: Mesmerism, Delayed Publication, and the Historical Record. Invited presentation at the meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

109. Thomas, R. K. (2004, April). Copycat Errors in Recent History of Psychology Textbooks. Invited presentation in the Key Barkley Symposium on the History of Psychology, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, LA, USA

110. Thomas, R. K. (2005). Celestia Susannah Parrish (1853-1918): Pioneering Psychologist, Native Virginian, and "Georgia's Greatest Woman." Invited presentation, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA, March 16, 2005.

111. Thomas, R. K. (2006, March). Copycat Errors in Recent History of Psychology Textbooks II. Invited presentation in the Key Barkley Symposium on the History of Psychology, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Charleston, SC, USA.

112. Thomas, R. K. (2007, April). Heretofore Unpublished Details of Karl S. Lashley's Method of Reconstruction of Brain Lesions on a Brain Diagram. Invited presentation in the Key Barkley Symposium on History of Psychology, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta, GA, USA.

113. Thomas, R. K. (2009, April), Ludwig Reinhold Geissler (1879-1932): SSPP President (1929) and Principal Founder of the Journal of Applied Psychology. Invited presentation in the Key Barkley Symposium on History of Psychology, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Savannah, GA, USA.

114. Thomas, R. K. (2010, April). Conflict between E. B. Titchener and L. R. Geissler: Applied Psychology vs. Structuralism. Invited presentation in the Key Barkley Symposium on History of Psychology, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta, GA, USA.

115. Thomas, R. K. (2011, October). Shepherd I. Franz (1874-1933) and Karl S, Lashley (1890-1958): An Example of Unfair Historical Recognition? Invited presentation at the Cnetr for the History of Psychology, University of Akron, Akron, OH,

116, Thomas, R. K. (2012, March). Karl Spencer Lashley's Method of Lesion Reconstruction: Redux. Invited presentation in Key L. Barkley Symposium on History of Psychology, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Savannah, GA, USA.

117. Thomas, R. K. (2014, February). Celestia S. Parrish: A "Spooky Tale" or a Curious Coincidence Invited presentation in Key L. Barkley Symposium on History of Psychology, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Charleston, SC, USA.

118. Thomas, R. K. (2014, February).  Introduction to "Biopsychology of Lelon J. Peacock.  Invited presentation in Key L. Barkley Symposium History of Psychology Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Charleston, SC, USA.

119. Thomas, R.K. (2015, March).  Lelon J. Peacock(1928-2013). Invited presentation in Symposium: Eminent Psychologists of the Southeast.  Southeastern Psychological Association.  Hilton Head Island, SC, USA.

120. Thomas, R. K. (2016, March). Lessons Learned from Priorty Disputes in the History of Psychology (e.g., Pavlov v. Twitmyer) and in Related Disciplines (e.g., History of Medicine).  Presentation in Key L. Barkley Symposium History of Psychology, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Louisville, KY, USA.